05/05/2014 - The Black Watch Travel The Mayne Way

Nnveiling of memorial to Black Watch soldiers who fought in World War One

Maynes Coaches provided coaches to travel to Belgium transporting veterans, family's and guests around various events to mark the unveiling of a memorial to the Black Watch soldiers who fought in World War One.   

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The statue of a Black Watch soldier was unveiled to mark the centenary of World War One. The bronze statue, designed by Edinburgh sculptor Alan Herriot, was installed in front of 300 regimental veterans at Black Watch Corner.

 It honours the 8,960 Black Watch officers and soldiers killed and more than 20,000 who were wounded in the course of World War One. The statue, which was made in Scotland and shipped to Belgium, depicts a Black Watch sergeant in a World War One fighting uniform of kilt, jacket and bonnet.

 The statue has been erected at the Black Watch Corner, near Ypres, where the regiment and others halted a German advance despite being heavily outnumbered. The statue will be maintained by people from the nearby town of Zonnebeke. 

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